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Attorney: Drew Peterson Receives Anonymous Letter (NBC 5 Chicago)
Drew Peterson's attorney says his client received an unsigned letter in the mail that Peterson hopes will lead authorities to his wife.
Attorney general warns consumers of potential lead poisoning hazard in children's jewelry and pencils (ABC 7 Chicago)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today warned consumers that her office has discovered high levels of lead present in children's jewelry sold by Claire's Boutiques Inc. and pencils manufactured by Amscan, Inc.
Commonwealth's attorney faces packed agenda (The Ledger Independent)
While the public defender's office as inundated and overworked, the office of commonwealth's attorney is equally flooded with work. Commonwealth's Attorney Kathryn Hendrickson explained Monday how her office deals with jam-packed court dockets and a seemingly never ending list of criminal cases.
British lawyer sent home as Kremlin takes tough stance on visa laws (Times Online)
A prominent British human rights lawyer has been ordered to leave Russia in a tightening of visa laws that could affect hundreds of experts from the European Union.
Attorney: Ill. former police officer received letter describing sighting of his missing wife (Quad-City Times)
CHICAGO (AP) — A former police sergeant named as a suspect in his wife's disappearance has received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his wife elsewhere in Illinois, his attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer asks how Lingam could get medical records (The Star--The People's Paper)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Wee Choo Keong has questioned how Datuk V.K. Lingam, who is implicated in a video clip purportedly showing a senior lawyer brokering the appointment of judges, managed to obtain his younger brother's medical records.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Attorney says Drew Peterson received letter describing supermarket sighting of missing wife; ... (The Journal-Standard)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney Joel Brodsky.
Attorney General Issues Toy Recall List (Local 6 Orlando)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory, urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for their children's holiday presents.
Vancouver lawyer says accused Basque terrorist to fight deportation order (CNews)
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for an accused Basque terrorist is fighting a deportation order on the grounds that his client faces the risk of torture or death at the hands of Spanish police.
Attorney: Ill. former police officer received letter describing sighting of his missing wife (Quad-City Times)
CHICAGO (AP) — A former police sergeant named as a suspect in his wife's disappearance has received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his wife elsewhere in Illinois, his attorney said Thursday.
Johnson County district attorney's office condemns ‘Bumblebee' automated calls (The Kansas City Star)
The Johnson County district attorney’s office received numerous complaints Wednesday from persons who received automated telephone calls that mentioned District Attorney Phill Kline.
National forum welcomes attorney (The Warren Reporter)
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum announced attorney Thomas P. Fischer of Washington has been certified as a member.The forum is a group of trial lawyers in the United States whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollars verdicts, awards and settlements.
Lawyer for Bali bombers says will complain over review process (Antara News)
A lawyer for three Muslim militants sentenced to death for their role in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings Friday said they will lodge a complaint over the way their case review request was handled.
Lawyer seeks to move Bodden murder trial from Douglas County (Nevada Appeal)
MINDEN Because of the extent of pretrial publicity, the lawyer for accused murderer Karen Bodden wants her trial moved from Douglas County.
Victor Rabinowitz, 96; lawyer defended Castro regime (Los Angeles Times)
Victor Rabinowitz, a New York lawyer who successfully represented Fidel Castro's government before the Supreme Court as well as a who's who of liberal clients in the United States, has died. He was 96.
Attorney, renowned small-boat bay sailor John Ford dies at 80 (San Francisco Chronicle)
John Ford, a maritime attorney and a legendary small-boat sailor on San Francisco Bay, died Nov. 4 in Greenbrae. He was 80 years old and had been suffering from cancer, his friends said. Mr. Ford spent most of his life near the salt water - he was born and...
Ex-district attorney accused of defamation (San Jose Mercury News)
Damon Auguste says former Santa Clara County District Attorney George Kennedy went too far when he used a county Web site to criticize a Mercury News series that hailed Auguste as a wrongly convicted man.
Attorney: Drew Peterson got letter describing sighting of missing wife (The Beacon News)
CHICAGO -- Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney, Joel Brodsky.
Laughlin Ranch will be kept whole, attorney says (Mohave Valley News)
BULLHEAD CITY - The attorney handling the Laughlin Ranch bankruptcy case denies that the project may be broken up, going to different buyers.
Lawyer Wants To Declare Resolution In EGM Illegal (Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- A lawyer filed an application today seeking to declare the resolution passed at the Malaysian Bar's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) yesterday relating to the controversial "Lingam" video clip as unconstitutional.
Memorial service scheduled for attorney (Lawrence Journal-World)
Members of the Douglas County Bar Association will have a memorial service Nov. 30 for former Lawrence attorney George Allen.
Hayward to appoint new city attorney on Tuesday (Oakland Tribune)
HAYWARD — A week after 13 current and former female police employees sued the city alleging sex harassment, Hayward officials announced they are hiring a new city attorney with experience
Lawyer files lawsuit in pet-deer case (Salem Statesman Journal)
OREGON CITY -- The lawyer for the Molalla family that raised Snowball the deer has filed an almost $125,000 lawsuit against the state, claiming his clients have been defamed as well as deprived of the animal they love.
Saudi lawyer suspended for human rights work (Contra Costa Times)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi officials have revoked the license of human rights lawyer Abdul-Rahman Lahem, who has handled the country's most controversial cases and defended a gang-rape victim sentenced to jail time and lashes.
Attorney: Peterson got letter about wife (The State Journal-Register)
CHICAGO - Former police Sgt. Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney Joel Brodsky.
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
County hires attorney (Bureau County Republican)
By Donna Barker [email protected] Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:13 AM CST PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board has hired a Springfield attorney to represent the county board in a complaint filed by Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus.
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
Van der Sloot's lawyer discusses Holloway case (MSNBC)
The last person known to have been with Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway before her disappearance in Aruba in 2005 expects to be in court to answer more  questions next week, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer Might Lose License For Sharing Dead Man's Confession (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A lawyer's attempt to prove a convicted killer innocent by disclosing a decades-old confession from another man could cost the attorney his law license.
Late attorney remembered for philanthropic spirit (Granite City Press-Record)
It's tough to tell what William W. Schooley Jr. would accomplish in his lifetime from the 1940s photo of him gracing the wall of the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame: his becoming an all-star football player, his graduating from West Point, his service in Korea, his election as County Bar president, his successful four decades as an attorney.
Commonwealth's attorney faces packed agenda (The Ledger Independent)
While the public defender's office as inundated and overworked, the office of commonwealth's attorney is equally flooded with work. Commonwealth's Attorney Kathryn Hendrickson explained Monday how her office deals with jam-packed court dockets and a seemingly never ending list of criminal cases.
East Palo Alto city attorney to leave (Palo Alto Weekly)
Michael Lawson, who has been East Palo Alto's city attorney since 1993, has announced plans to accept the same position in Hayward. The Hayward City Council is expected to approve his hiring at its meeting next Tuesday.
Attorney says Peterson received letter describing sighting of missing wife (Daily Herald)
Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney Joel Brodsky.
Lawyer seeks court declaration on legality of Bar Council motion (The Star--The People's Paper)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer is seeking a High Court declaration that a Malaysian Bar resolution on the videoclip that implicated lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam was unconstitutional.
Man jailed for taking drugs from lawyer (The Scotsman)
A FORMER murder suspect has admitted collecting drugs handed to him in jail by a shamed lawyer.
Lawyer in Hunt case could be barred (The Fayetteville Observer)
RALEIGH — A lawyer’s attempt to prove a convicted killer innocent by disclosing a decades-old confession from another man could cost the lawyer his law license.
Lawyer's license on line for revealing confession (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A lawyer's attempt to prove a convicted killer innocent by disclosing a decades-old confession from another man could cost the attorney his law license. Staples Hughes, the state's appellate defender, revealed earlier this year that one of his former clients, Jerry Cashwell, confessed 20 years ago as the sole killer in a 1984 double homicide. Cashwell committed suicide in prison in 2002. A ...
Camden attorney Sanford charged with improperly overseeing non-profit auto museum — Attorney General seeks over ... (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — A local attorney is being sued by the State of Maine for over half a million dollars, money it claims his law firm improperly received for expenses associated with a non-profit auto museum of which he is president.
Camden lawyer's attorney defends him against charges filed by Maine Attorney General (Camden Herald)
AUGUSTA — Following is a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, by attorney Mal Lyons, on behalf of Jack Sanford of Camden who is facing allegations by the state of improperly operating a non-profit corporation. The original story detailing these allegations can also be read on the Herald's home page.
Lawyer quits Bain case - not enough money (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
David Bain's lawyer has quit working on the case because of a shortage of legal aid money.
Will new attorney bring Deltona together? (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
Former Deltona City Attorney Roland Blossom packed up his things and left City Hall this week.
Lawyer's hearing is set for March (Montreal Gazette)
A lawyer whose trial on charges of gangsterism and obstruction of justice ended in a mistrial this month will return to court March 10, a Superior Court judge decided yesterday. Benoît Cliche's first round through the judicial system was declared a mistrial by Justice Jean-Guy Boilard after the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Preliminary proceedings in front of a new judge are to begin in ...
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
Laughlin Ranch will be kept whole, attorney says (Mohave Valley News)
BULLHEAD CITY - The attorney handling the Laughlin Ranch bankruptcy case denies that the project may be broken up, going to different buyers.
Stepney's lawyer refuted Italian claims (Planet F1)
Nigel Stepney's lawyer has denied reports that proof has been found that Stepney was involved in trying to sabotage Ferrari's cars ahead of the Monaco GP.
Consumer shopping tips from Iowa's attorney general (The Globe Gazette)
Consumer Tips for Holiday Shoppers, from the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.
Former NSW Attorney-General Bob Debus wins Macquarie (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Former New South Wales Attorney-General Bob Debus has won the Blue Mountains seat of Macquarie Macquarie, from the Liberal incumbent.
Attorney: Burl. City has power to license landlor (phillyburbs.com)
The city attorney has assured the City Council that a new ordinance regulating landlords is justifiable and enforceable.
Former NSW Attorney-General Bob Debus wins Macquarie (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Former New South Wales Attorney-General Bob Debus has won the Blue Mountains seat of Macquarie Macquarie , from the Liberal incumbent.